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Are you a Chief Idea Killer?

Much of what we think stands in the way of innovation is in our control: our attitude. In most cases being a good boss means hiring talented people and then getting out of their way; that's an attitude most traditional organizations don't … [Read more]

Importance of having a culture

Culture eats strategy for breakfast. Period. Because strategy is in your every choice. Culture, in your every action. The topic of culture is one that is dear to me, so much so that I think and write about it as often as I drink Gatorade; which is … [Read more]

For our youth to thrive, it matters how we teach them to view failure

During our discussion about The Future for Youth, one of the main points we touched on was "risk aversion". And though we see a trend towards more entrepreneurs, the truth is many of them are not entrepreneurs. Why? Because most entrepreneurs … [Read more]

Any business that has not yet been totally disrupted by the existence of the internet will be

The internet, arguably the greatest invention of all time, is just starting to shape our world. New ventures are dreamed up every day to take advantage of it's power, and legacy businesses are being disrupted because of it; the business world has … [Read more]

For innovators ignorance is an asset

Most every business that I've consulted for asks me a variation of the same question: how can we innovate? Unfortunately, that's the wrong question to ask. The correct question is: what's currently stopping us from innovating? … [Read more]

What To Look For In An Innovation Partner

If you’re a successful company, you’re probably not used to innovation. You’re used to being good at what you do, and that’s the opposite of innovation. Smart innovation that evolves a new and marketable product often requires an innovation … [Read more]

Disruptive innovation theory in 15 tweets

What is disruption? Many believe that disruption is innovation. Truth is, what many believe to be disruptive really isn't. First of all, nobody deliberately sets out to be disruptive; it happens after the fact. To bring some clarity to the … [Read more]